Kenneth Wayne Henson

April 28, 1947October 10, 2013
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Kenneth (Kenny) Wayne Henson, 66 was born in Porterville, California on April 28, 1947, and passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 in a tragic motorcycle accident in Goshen, California.

Kenny was born to the late Pete and Ruby Henson and was preceded in death by his sister; Myrna Wharton and brother; Clarence Henson.

Kenny is survived by his four daughters, Tracy Freitas and Ramon Landeros of Hanford, California, Tami Franke and her husband David Franke of Coarsegold, California, Tina Henson and Dustin Edwards of Laton, California and Kendra Perret and her husband Kevin Perret of Hanford, California. He has 11 grandchildren who he cherished; Airman Brooks Hurtado, Chelsea Freitas, Caitlan Freitas, Autumn Snyder, Cassidy Freitas, Jimmy Snyder, Hannah Hurtado, Holly Hurtado, Karson Perret, Payge Perret , and Gavin Edwards. He is also survived by 5 step-grandchildren who he treated as his own; Taylor Perret, Robbie Perret, Joseph Franke, Jenna Franke and Cielo Franke. He leaves behind his brothers; Harold Henson of Oklahoma, Pete Henson of Laton, California, Clifford Henson of Laton, California and one sister; Leah Korff of Laton, California. He has 13 nieces and nephews. Kenny is also survived by his best friend since childhood; David Garrison. He thought of David as another one of his brothers and confided in him through so many aspects of his life. When his children played soccer, he became President of the AYSO soccer league, where he met Suzie Alves. Together they formed an unbreakable friendship and could always count on one another.

Kenny loved white-water rafting and every year would take his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed working on his house and was so proud of the cement work he created on the front porch. He had a gift for making homemade ice cream and would experiment with different flavors to make his own creation. He was the ultimate Survivor fan, anyone that knew him, knew they shouldn’t call him during that time or you would hear about it. He was an avid collector of many items, especially coins and guns. Kenny loved the adventure of riding his motorcycle. He said, “There is no other feeling like feeling the sun, the wind, the rain, and smelling the smells along the way.” He was very proud of his motorcycle.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. all at People’s Funeral Chapel; 501 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-5591 with Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery; 19811 Cedar Avenue, Laton, CA 93242.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 21, 2013

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Tina Henson

January 17, 2014

I still can't believe that your gone. I think about calling you all the time. I miss you more than you know. I know you will always be with us. Always in my heart! I love you Dad.

Gertrude Roberts/Copley

October 29, 2013

Sending love to Kenny's loved ones. Didn't see Kenny as much as I would have loved to, but have fond and loving memories of him. Will never forget the time his mom and dad came to see us in Okla. and introduced us to some ornery cousins that we fondly called "Pete and Re-Pete". They never ran out of tricks to play on us country bumpkins, the best one was taking us "snipe" hunting! Didn't take long for us to learn they were just taking us out into the dark night to leave us alone while we were scared out of our wits! May your hearts be filled with happy memories.

Luther & Lynn Roberts

October 27, 2013

We would like to give our condolences to your entire family. I have grown up knowing Kenny, but the last 10 years I have really gotten know him. What a wonderful, funny guy! He always had funny stories to tell about the Henson's and Robert's. We will miss him dearly. God bless you all.

Norm&Roberta(Wallar) Dooley

October 22, 2013

To the girls & your family's & the siblings & your family's we send our deepest sorrow for your loss. Kenny was such a great guy, will always remember that beautiful smile & that laugh that came from so deep! You have wonderful memories to call upon, that will help you thru difficult days ahead. Your in our prayers.
Former Laton-ites & classmates.

Kendra Perret

October 21, 2013

Tomorrow we lay your body to rest but I know you already are up in heaven.. Love you dad!

Tom & Connie Erickson

October 20, 2013

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Father. Your in our thoughts and prayers

Suzzi Alves

October 19, 2013

To Tracy, Tami, Tina & Kendra God bless you now, at this most sorrowful time, and always. Your Papa was blessed with you and all of his precious grandchildren. He was so proud of each of you. I was blessed with his incredible friendship. My love and prayers for each of you.

Meeker Lininger

October 18, 2013

Continued prayers for all girls. I grew up next door and have many wonderful memories of Kenny. He always had a smile on his face.

Rick & Kit Franke

October 18, 2013

We so enjoyed getting to know your Dad, Tami, and listening to his stories about when you and your sisters were kids. This is a loss for all of us, and especially your entire family. You're in our prayers.

Melissa Harris

October 18, 2013

i will always remember the homemade ice cream...if we didnt take turns crankng the handle we didnt get any! our thoughts and prayer are with all of you.